ISRO Reference Books 2024: Preparation Tips

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Feb 27, 2024

ISRO reference books 2024 help the candidates with good preparation for the exam. Every year, the Indian Space and Research Organization (ISRO) holds the examination for the position of Scientist/Engineer. This is one of the most prestigious jobs available to engineering graduates.

Chosen candidates get the chance to work for one of the best space organisations in the world. In order to take the ISRO exam 2024 it's necessary to understand all the fundamentals of the key technical topics covered in the undergraduate programme. Candidates must prepare well in order to take advantage of this chance.

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ISRO Exam Reference Books

ISRO is one of the world's biggest and most successful astronomical research institutes. A candidate aspiring to secure a position in such an institute would require immense hard work and rigorous practice to clear their entrance test.

Important Books for ISRO 2024 Exam

An aspirant could take help for such a task by referring to a few books that are consulted by the institute themselves. The recommended reference books for the ISRO 2024 exam are as follows:

  • SROSS C &C2

  • Indian X-ray Astronomy Experiment (IXAE) on IRS-P3

  • Solar X-ray Spectrometer (SOXS) on GSAT-2

  • Chandrayaan-1

  • Astrosat

  • MOM

  • Astrosat

  • Fishing Hamlet to Red Planet

  • Mars Orbiter Mission

  • Electronics Devices - Salivahen

  • Electronic circuits - Godshe Bakshi

  • ISRO for Electronics and Communications (for BARC, SAIL, AAI)

  • BSNL, DRDO, ISRO (Electronics and Communication Engineering)

ISRO 2024 Mechanical Engineering Books


Name of Book

Fluid Mechanics

A Textbook of Fluid Mechanics by R. K. Bansal

Strength of Materials

Mechanics of Materials by B. C. Punmia

Theory of Machines and Vibrations

Theory of Machines by S S Rattan


Heat Transfer 10th revised Edition by J. P. Holman


Manufacturing Science by A. Ghosh & A. K. Mallik

Machine Design

Design of Machine Elements, by V Bhandari

Engineering Mechanics

Engineering. Mechanics by R. K. Rajput


Engineering Thermodynamics, by P.K. Nag

Engineering Mathematics

Higher Engineering Mathematics, Author's Name: B. S. Grewal

Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering and Management, Author's Name: O. P. Khanna

ISRO 2024 Computer Science Books

Subject Name of Book
Programming & Data Structures The C Programming language, by Brian W. Kernighan , Dennis M. Ritchie
Algorithms Introduction to Algorithms Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson,  Ronald L. Rivest, and Clifford Stein,
Computer Organization Computer Organization and Architecture, by Hamacher, Vranesic, Zaky
Digital Logic Digital Logic & Computer Design by M. Morris Mano
Computer Networks Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach by James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross
Operating Systems Operating System Concepts,by Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne
Database Database System Concepts,by Silberschatz, Sudarshan, Korth
Compiler Design Compilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools by Alfred V. Aho, Ravi Sethi, D. Jeffrey Ulman
Theory of computation An Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata, by Peter Linz
Engineering Mathematics Higher Engineering Mathematics, by B. S. Grewal
Microprocessor Microprocessor Architecture Programming and Application by Ramesh Gaonkar
Image processing  Digital Image Processing by Esakirajan, Veeramani

Electronics Engineering Books

Subject Name of Book
Electromagnetics Principles of Electromagnetics, by Mathew N.O. Sadiku
Communications Principles of Communication Systems, by  Goutam Saha, Herbert Taub, Donald Schilling
Electronic Devices Semiconductor Physics and Devices by Donald A. Neaman, Dhrubes Biswas
Networks Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, by Charles K. Alexander, Matthew N. O. Sadiku
Analog Circuits Microelectronic Circuits: Theory and Applications, by Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith
Digital circuits & Microprocessor Digital Logic and Computer Design by M. Morris Mano
Control Systems Automatic Control Systems, by Benjamin C. Kuo
Signals and Systems Signals & Systems by Allan V. Oppenheim, Alan S.Willsky, S.Hamid Nawab
Engineering Mathematics Higher Engineering Mathematics, by B. S. Grewal
Microwave Engineering Microwave Engineering by David Pozar

Civil Engineering Books

Subject Name of Book
Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics

Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics by Dr. P.N.Modi, Dr.S.M Seth

Strength of Materials

Strength of Materials by U.C.Jindal 

Mechanics of Materials by Gere & Timoshenko

Transportation Engineering

Khanna & Justo

Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering

Basics and Applied Soil mechanics by Gopal Ranjan

Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering by Dr. K.R. Arora

Hydrology & Irrigation

Engineering Hydrology by K Subramanya

Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures by S.K Garg

Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering by S.K.Garg (Vol.1 and 2)

Design of steel structures

Design Of Steel Structures by S.K Duggal

Surveying (Geomatics)

Surveying (vol. 1,2,3) by B.C.Punmia

Engineering Mathematics

Higher Engineering Mathematics by B. S. Grewal

Structural Analysis

Basic Structural Analysis by C.S.Reddy

R.C.C Design

R.C.C. Designs (Reinforced Concrete Structures) by B.C.Punmia

R.C.C. Designs (Reinforced Concrete Structures) by U.Pillai and D.Menon

Electrical Engineering Books


Name of Book

Analog and Digital Electronics

Integrated Electronics: Analog And Digital Circuits And Systems, by Christos C. Halkias, Chetan D. Parikh Jacob Millman

Control Systems

Control Systems Engineering, by I.J.Nagrath, M. Gopal

Measurements & Instrumentation

A Course In Electrical And Electronic Measurements And Instrumentation by A K Sawhney

Electrical Machines

Electrical Machinery by P. S. Bimbhra

Electromagnetic Theory

Engineering Electromagnetics by William H Hayt, John A Buck

Network Theory

Circuit Theory: Analysis & Synthesis by Abhijit Chakrabarti

Power Electronics

Power Electronics, by P.S.Bimbhra

Power System 

Electrical Power Systems, by C. L. Wadhwa

Engineering Mathematics

Higher Engineering Mathematics, by: B. S. Grewal

Signals & Systems

Signals and Systems, by Oppenheim Alan V, Willsky Alan S, Nawab S. Hamid

Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering: Hardware Design by M. Morris Mano

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